Western Area Operations

Overview
Contact
John Cope
Deputy District Attorney

Richmond, CA 94805

Ph: (510) 231-1800
Fx: (510) 231-1880

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Attorneys assigned to the Western Operations are responsible for both felony and misdemeanor cases occurring in West Contra Costa County.

This region includes the cities of:

  • Kensington
  • El Cerrito
  • Richmond
  • San Pablo
  • Pinole
  • Hercules
  • El Sobrante
  • Rodeo
  • Crockett

Crimes
Misdemeanor Crimes prosecuted by misdemeanor trial team encompass a wide variety of offenses such as:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Assaults
  • Petty theft
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prostitution

Prosecutors
Generally, new prosecutors begin their careers in the misdemeanor units where they are trained and supervised by experienced attorneys.

Duties of the misdemeanor prosecutor include:

  • Reviewing police reports for the filing of charges
  • Responding to motions
  • Conducting trials
  • Seeking appropriate punishment for misdemeanor offenders